Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Baked Not Fried!

Soft and fluffy baked gluten free pumpkin donuts coated in buttery cinnamon sugar or drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze. These pumpkin donuts are made gluten free, dairy free and with a refined sugar free option!

Gluten free pumpkin donuts. The best healthy donuts!

What you need to make these gluten free pumpkin donuts

Happy Tuesday to you and I hope everyone had an extra long Labor Day weekend. I was at home dreaming about all things pumpkin that I want to make this Fall. Since this is my first post after Labor Day, it feels right to make it a pumpkin one!

These donuts came together quickly and this recipes makes quite a big batch–14 donuts! Don’t hesitate to cut this recipe in half if need be.

So here’s what you need:

  • gluten free baking flour (all purpose with xanthan gum)
  • almond flour
  • pumpkin spice
  • cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • brown sugar or coconut sugar for a refined sugar free version
  • pumpkin puree
  • eggs
  • almond milk

Who am I to pick your donut topping for you? So I include two different ways to top these donuts: cinnamon sugar or glazed.

For the cinnamon sugar you will need dairy free butter, granulated sugar (or coconut sugar for a refined sugar free) and cinnamon. For the glazed you will need powdered sugar, almond milk and vanilla extract.

Gluten free pumpkin donuts. The best healthy donuts!

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Gluten free pumpkin donuts. The best healthy donuts!

If you are still reading this far, you definitely deserve a donut or two and if you make them, or any other recipe from the blog, be sure to tag @peanutbutterpluschocolate on Instagram

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Happy Baking!

Gluten free pumpkin donuts. The best healthy donuts!
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Donuts

This amazing pumpkin donut recipe is easy, quick and gluten free!
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free
Keyword: gluten free donuts, gluten free pumpkin donuts
Servings: 14 donuts
Author: Ciarra Siller


  • Mixing bowls
  • standard donut pan/molds



  • 1 ½ cup gluten free baking flour all purpose
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar for refined sugar free
  • 4 eggs large
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

for the cinnamon sugar

  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter
  • ¼ cup granulated can sugar or coconut sugar for refined sugar free
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

for the glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 ℉ and prepare a standard size donut pan with non-stick spray (be generous) and dust with gluten free flour to further prevent sticking.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, almond flour, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt and then set it aside. In another bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin, almond milk and vanilla until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and then whisk until no dry bits remain. Tranfer the batter to a large piping bag and fill the donut molds. Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • For the cinnamon sugar donuts, melt the butter and brush over donuts. Place the sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and stir until combined. Toss buttered donuts in cinnamon sugar until coated.
  • For the glazed donuts, whisk together the glaze ingredients and spoon over donuts.


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4 years ago

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Kid approved! We did the cinnamon sugar topping and they were delicious.

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